The image shows turquoise blue linen fabric in a square shape behind the words "free patterns" and the ChellyWood.com logo. Alongside these words is a photo of a Made to Move Barbie wearing a handmade ninja costume with mask. She carries a katana (a Japanese sword) with a sheath around her waist.

Barbie ninja costume w/stop motion video #Ninja #DollClothes

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. This week’s ninja costume goes way back, so some of my long-time followers will probably remember it. I created the tutorial videos while on vacation in Arizona, and you’ll see some of my video footage was taken while traveling. But in spite of the poor quality of the video, … Continue reading Barbie ninja costume w/stop motion video #Ninja #DollClothes

This image shows purple cotton fabric with tiny white polka dots behind the image of a female Mego action figure wearing handmade jeans and a long sleeved shirt. Turned at an angle near the photo of the action figure are the words "free patterns" and below that in the left-hand corner of the purple square is the Chelly Wood dot com logo.

Free patterns for 8 inch dolls’ clothes! #WesternWear #DollClothes

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. This week I’m re-posting a pattern that I made and posted when this website was brand new! Granted, the pattern was all drawn by hand in pencil, and then I went over it in simple ink pen, but it made a … Continue reading Free patterns for 8 inch dolls’ clothes! #WesternWear #DollClothes

Here we see the Breyer Rider called "Veterinarian Laura" riding "Snowball" in a winter scene. She holds a lead rope and her horse wears a tan bridle with a tan saddle. The overlay says, "DIY saddle and bridle" and reminds us that this image comes from Chelly Wood dot com (using the watermark image for that website).

Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

Please scroll down to the bullets for links to the tutorial videos. Years ago, when my oldest daughter was in middle school, she loved Breyer model horses. She followed in her mother’s footsteps and enjoyed sewing for her Breyer Rider dolls, and she also made lovely blankets for her horses. But I had forgotten until recently that she also made some tutorials on how to … Continue reading Let’s make a saddle and halter for Breyer Horses! #ModelHorse #Crafts

The image shows Simplicity teen fashion pattern number 5390 from 1981 surrounded by a quilted frame and the ChellyWood.com logo.

What “people clothes” have inspired your doll clothes? #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

The image above shows Simplicity pattern number 5390, which was published in 1981. I would have been 14 years old when I bought this. The Simplicity 5390 pattern brings to mind my earliest memories of sewing “people clothes” for myself. I believe I made every single outfit shown on the cover of the pattern… except maybe the pants — and I may have made them … Continue reading What “people clothes” have inspired your doll clothes? #SewingPatterns #DollClothes

Please visit chellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes. The image shows the Chelly Wood doll seated at her computer. On the computer screen we see Helen and Caroline of the LoveToSew podcast on the computer screen.

What’s your favorite sewing podcast? #Sewing #FridayFollow

I have a favorite podcast: LoveToSew with Helen of Helen’s Closet and Caroline of Blackbird Fabrics! Being a school librarian in my dayjob, I love podcasts; especially podcasts that are informative and fun. LoveToSew is just that kind of podcast. They cover topics like… Sewing with knits Sewing meet-ups Sewing struggles Hand sewing Jeans making …and so much more! Their LoveToSew website is super easy to … Continue reading What’s your favorite sewing podcast? #Sewing #FridayFollow

The image shows a needle and thread hovering over a swatch of heart-shaped lace. The overlay says, "Sewing with lace" and this header leads to a tutorial video that explains the many types of lace and what they are used for when sewing doll clothes.

Sewing doll clothes with lace @ ChellyWood.com #Handmade #DollClothes

This week’s video is just an overview of lace. It demonstrates what different types of lace look like, how they are used, and offers advice on shopping for lace. Yesterday I gave you the free pattern for a pioneer dress trimmed in lace, and you’ll see that dress in today’s video. If you’re looking for a place to buy lace trim in miniature for your … Continue reading Sewing doll clothes with lace @ ChellyWood.com #Handmade #DollClothes

Along with the words "free patterns" we see a Breyer Rider 8 inch articulated doll wearing a 19th century gown with lace trim and a scoop neck. The photo is watermarked with "Chelly Wood" (the name of a doll clothing designer whose website, ChellyWood.com, offers free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

Sew a pioneer dress for 8 inch dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #PioneerDress #DollClothes

Please scroll down to the second set of bullets for the free printable PDF sewing pattern and links to any additional relevant tutorial videos. When my oldest daughter was in middle school, about 8 or 10 years ago, she was a big fan of Breyer model horses and Breyer Rider dolls. That’s when I made a lot of these doll clothes for the Breyer riders. … Continue reading Sew a pioneer dress for 8 inch dolls w/today’s free patterns @ ChellyWood.com #PioneerDress #DollClothes

Free cosplay costume patterns for fashion dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Cosplay #DollClothes

For your free Halloween or cosplay costume patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. These patterns have been available on my website for quite some time now, but as my regular followers know, I’m converting all of my old JPG image patterns to PDFs for easy download. That’s why I’m re-posting these free fashion doll “cosplay” patterns today, just … Continue reading Free cosplay costume patterns for fashion dolls @ ChellyWood.com #Cosplay #DollClothes

This image shows a photo of the Simplicity doll clothes sewing pattern 7600 which will fit Skipper dolls from the 1980's. The photo is framed by a turquoise blue and purple quilted frame and the logo for Chelly Wood dot com. This image accompanies a discussion about hard to find skipper patterns, like a panties pattern for Skipper dolls, a swimsuit pattern for Skipper dolls, and a hoodie pattern for Skipper dolls. There's even a Cheerleader costume for Skipper in this set of doll clothes patterns. Please visit ChellyWood.com to join the discussion about rare and hard to find patterns for your Skipper dolls, and to find free printable PDF sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

A Versatile Old Pattern for Skipper Underpants and Swimsuits! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #DollClothes

Just looking at the image above, you would realize that this Simplicity doll clothes pattern number 7600 comes with a lot of great stuff: it’s got a cheerleader costume, a formal gown, shorts, pants, shirts, and a swimsuit. What a versatile pattern! But what you don’t see is that it also includes a pair of bloomers, which are meant to go under the cheer outfit, … Continue reading A Versatile Old Pattern for Skipper Underpants and Swimsuits! @ ChellyWood.com #SewingChat #DollClothes

The image shows the legs of a BFC Ink doll wearing a pair of handmade socks which have been sewn out of a pair of underwear. The overlay says "DIY Doll Socks" and if you go to ChellyWood.com, you'll find a free tutorial video that explains, step-by-step, how to make your own doll socks from underpants. This is one of dozens of easy-to-follow instructional DIY videos along with hundreds of free doll clothes sewing patterns which can be found at Chelly Wood dot com.

Let’s make doll socks! #LearningToSew #SewingLessons

Got any undies with holes in them? Or pairs of unmentionables your kids have outgrown? Why not make them into a pair of doll socks? But please… MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN first! 🤪 Today’s super easy craft project requires very little sewing skill, but just to be sure you can handle the wee bit of sewing that’s involved, here are a couple of links … Continue reading Let’s make doll socks! #LearningToSew #SewingLessons

The image shows a turquoise blue fabric square with the words "class announcement" superimposed on top of the fabric square. Inside the square is a photo of someone drafting a doll clothes pattern.

News: Class Announcement! #DollClothes #PatternDesign

So many of you have contributed to my ever-growing list of requests for doll clothes patterns, and I’m mentioning you in this announcement about the class I’ll be teaching with Creative Spark‘s online platform. We still don’t know how much the class will cost, but shorter classes tend to be less expensive than longer ones on the platform. So as I build my videos for … Continue reading News: Class Announcement! #DollClothes #PatternDesign

The image shows a Teresa doll from Mattel wearing a handmade quinceanera dress made of pink cotton with an overlaid pink tulle layer that uses a crisscross gathered rucheting method of making the skirt quite full. Also, the bodice is dotted with tiny white beaded flowers and there are matching tiny white beads where the tulle of the skirt's top layer has been gathered. The overlay says, "free patterns" and reminds us that this dress can be made using the free PDF sewing pattern and tutorial video found at Chelly Wood dot com.

Free Fashion Doll Quinceañera Dress Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #Quinceañera #BarbieDress

For your free patterns and tutorial videos, please scroll down to the second set of bullets. Today’s free pattern is probably the very first pattern I ever posted on this website, so as it says in the disclaimer box under the pattern’s title, it lacks all the bells and whistles of the patterns I create these days. Back when I first started this blog, my … Continue reading Free Fashion Doll Quinceañera Dress Pattern @ ChellyWood.com #Quinceañera #BarbieDress